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  • Monday 26 June

  • The Toy Collector is a collection of over 50 years' of toys (from then til now) as well as donated toys and toys on loan for display. Bookings essential - office hours 8.30am-2.30pm Monday to Thursday, Phone 03 366 7785. Opening hours to the public are Thursday - Monday 10am-4pm during the school term. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are put aside for group bookings for exclusive access. Open every day during school holidays 10am-4pm. Special pre-school booking rate $3 per person.
    Date: Thu 09 Mar 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • A limited selection of empowering, unique, authentic and inspiring children's clothing and accessories, handmade with love in New Zealand. You can also find CMCC on Instagram. Newborn up to age 14. Men's and Women's sizes on its way soon to accommodate young teenagers that fit into adult clothing.
    Date: Wed 03 May 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sarah aka the bubble lady visits Playcentres around Christchurch demoing giant bubbles. To arrange a visit please contact Sarah by email or via facebook. Bubble kits can be purchased for $15 each and contain a homemade wand, one litre of magic bubble mix and a copy of the *secret* recipe. Cheap fun - the best kind.
    Date: Thu 18 May 2017 - Fri 7 Jul 2017
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Pre School ONLY Sessions for Under 5's :Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-12pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-11am. Larger group discounts available. Prices from $6.70pp (based on 2x toddlers and 1x adult). Safe, self-supervised play sessions with friendly senior Mega Air staff. Children's music, bright coloured toys and games for sensory play. Large family bathroom with baby change table and shower facilities available. You are welcome to bring own snacks to enjoy during toddler only sessions.
    Date: Tue 06 Jun 2017 - Thu 31 Aug 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ecostore are sponsoring a new TV show. The show is designed to bring families closer through a series of fun, engaging and inspiring challenges. In October 24 families from 6 regions will spend up to 8 days at Eagles Nest resort in the Bay of Islands competing for a $25,000 cash prize and the title of XVenture Family Challenge NZ Champions. For more information visit www.ecoxventure.co.nz to upload your family's audition video. Applications close 30 June 2017.
    Date: Fri 16 Jun 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017
    Time: 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday 8 July

  • Created in 1992, KidsFest is New Zealand's largest and longest-running winter school holidays festival. KidsFest is a great way to raise your centre's community profile, promote your centre and to encourage exploration, learning, knowledge and discovery at Playcentre. Details of individual Playcentre KidsFest 2017 events have been posted under Book It; @A Centre
    Date: Sat 08 Jul 2017 - Sat 22 Jul 2017
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday 25 July

  • The Isaac Theatre Royal have secured 5 shows in July. Tuesday 25th July : 10am, 12pm and 3pm, Wednesday 26th July : 10am and 12pm. Show is 55 minutes and there is an 'activity zone' for arts and crafts. Special rate for early childhood centres : Groups of 10 $22 each*, 1 adult goes free with 10 students, additional adults $25 each* (*booking fees apply). To Book : call the Ticketek Group Booking Line on 03 379 0597 or email groups@ticketek.co.nz
    Date: Wednesday's From: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday 2 November

  • Venue : Papa Hou, YMCA Christchurch - this mythical story invites the audience to look to where the sky meets the sea for the answers. A fusion of song, dance, puppets, masks, Te Reo Maori and English. Songs from the Sea Waiata o Te Moana unfolds the mysteries and myths of where the first fish came from. $9 per person - one adult free with every 10 paying students, duration 45 minutes. Email - bookingsed@experiencewellington.org.nz or call 04 913 3742.
    Date: Thu 02 Nov 2017
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday 15 November

  • Every year pre-school, primary and high school children attend the Canterbury A&P Show. A day out at the Show is a day packed full of entertainment and educational opportunities for students of all ages. Prices : Pre-school (under 5's) Free, primary school children $5, high school students $7, adults (helpers) $14. Prices apply for group bookings of 10 or more only. If you would like more information please visit www.theshow.co.nz or phone Bindy on 343 2136. Applications open in April.
    Date: Wed 15 Nov 2017 - Thu 16 Nov 2017
    Time: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM